Montréal’s Espace 67 is ready for events both big and small

published on November 26, 2019
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We’ve written before about Montréal’s breathtaking outdoor venues throughout the city and centred in our island oasis Parc Jean-Drapeau. And following an extensive remodelling, the epic Espace 67 is now open and ready for events ranging from intimate outdoor gatherings to large-scale presentations all set in the park’s leafy environs with a downtown skyline view.

The event spaces of Espace 67

From tucked-away sites perfect for intimate gatherings to the sprawling grounds of the Amphitheatre (not to mention a newly-opened restaurant, perfect for group dining), the event spaces of Espace 67 offer a world of possibilities.

  • The Event Village: Suitable for markets, fairs and pop-up events, the Event Village features adaptable spaces and wide walkways suited for transformative ideas. Cooling mist-sprayers are installed to keep attendees comfortable during the summer months and food concessions are both on-hand or easily installed to suit any taste.
  • The Natural Agora: Situated next to the woods, and in close proximity to Alexander Calder’s selfie-suitable Trois disques sculpture, the Natural Agora is an ideal spot for smaller events, with a stage area for mid-meeting performances or presentations.
  • The Amphitheatre: With room for up to 65,000 attendees, the Amphitheatre is a transformative space, with endless potential for events both big and small. Without a permanent stage, the space is open and adaptable from a team getaway in the park to festival-sized concerts.

The four pillars of Espace 67

More than a just an urban park concourse, the Espace 67 project was completed following four pillars of construction.

  1. Recreate the spirit of Expo 67. Remembered as one of the greatest world fairs in history, the Expo 67 legacy has remained a vital part of Montréal’s growth and development – with some iconic venues still remaining. Espace 67 aims to bring back the spirit of gathering and discovery that made Expo such a game-changer 50 years ago.
  2. Become a destination in itself. Enhancing the draw of the Parc Jean-Drapeau – itself already a destination for locals and visitors alike – the Espace 67 aims to elevate the Parc to must-see status.
  3. Combine nature and culture. Surrounded by the flowing St. Lawrence River, the islands of Parc Jean-Drapeau has long given visitors a natural break from the bustling city. By blending the natural surroundings with cultural programming and installations, Espace 67 heightens these connections even further.
  4. Showcase the ingenuity of the site. Built up from the materials excavated from beneath Montréal during the construction of the city’s Métro system, the Parc Jean-Drapeau’s islands are an example of human creativity and resourcefulness. The Espace 67 continues this trend with its modern, groundbreaking design modifications.

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